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The Active X has FCC Approved ID: XZMACTIVE-X - NATO stock number 5840 99 904 3941

State of the art Echomax Active-X-Band Radar Target Enhancer receives a signal from transmitting radar, amplifies and returns a stronger signal. This increases the likelihood of detection reducing the risk of collision and helps to alert oncoming vessels of your position.

Active RTE are increasingly being used on navigation buoys and their estimated power consumption can be seen on the Technical info page. Non use of the control box saves 10mA of power.


  • Reception frequency: X band 9.32 – 9.5 GHz

  • Operating Temperature: -20 to +60 degrees C

  • Voltage: 12V DC - +30%-10% (voltage surge and cross polarity protected)

  • Stand by current consumption: 15mA

  • Position accuracy: Within 1 meter

  • 5 interrogating radar 23mA

  • 10 32mA

  • EIRP: 1W

  • Dimensions

  • Antenna length: 478 mm

  • Antenna width: 40.5 mm

  • Antenna weight: 327 gms excluding cable

  • Cable length: 24M 2 core 0.5mm2

  • Cable weight: 969 gms

Now available Active-X or XS with fitted LED light single 5 core cables enables remote on/off individual control, easier installation, no separate mast light or shadowing - A must for Ocean rowers - ideal for unmanned remote vessels RIBS and buoys or anything that moves around on water that wants to be seen!

LED Navigation light

Voltage: 12V

Wattage: 1W max

Height: 79.7mm

Base Width: 55mmn

Body Diameter:49.4mm

Colour: All round white


Comes with 5 meters of cable as standard.

* Deck mount shown is an optional extra.

With Orionis LED

Active Halyard Suspension (683x1024) (68

Suspended  Version 

With increasingly limited space at the mast head and the ensuing distant horizon and suitable mounting options free from shadowing or adjacent large metal objects suspension from the cross trees, spreaders or back stays for the Echomax Active RTE goes a long way to solve the problem. Free suspension from the two back stays in most cases allows compensation by the bottom attachment from heel thus retaining most of the 112M2 Stated performance level whilst the vessel is at heel.  

The RTE must not be subjected to winch pressure and cable secured to avoid chaffing. Each RTE is supplied with 24M of cable as standard, if additional cable is required please let us now when ordering.   Careful consideration should be given to evaluate if this mounting option is suitable to your rig and use. 



Please view our FAQ section for Ross Hobsons feedback on the recent performance of his spreader mounted Active XS

Photo of XS fitted between second and third spreaders on Ross Hobsons Pegasus (ex Artforms) an Open 50 race yacht. 

This can also be viewed on our facebook page 

  • Performance Response

  • Zero degrees: 111.36M2

  • +/-10 degrees of heel: 78.96M2

  • +/-20 degrees of heel: 20.80M2

*Stated Performance Level – QinetiQ – 13th March 09 for linear diagrams

Suggested mounting options are on the FAQ page              .

Exceeds ISO 8729-2 effective 22nd July 09 X Band performance requirements 7.5M2 @+/-10 degrees of heel for motor vessels and +/-20 degrees of heel for sailing vessels.

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